601 has been a busy company. They have produced a number of lines in a relatively short period of time. Add to that a merger with Rocky Patel, and you have one company that has been on the move. This year has seen the company add a few new exciting products to their line-up; one has been the highly anticipated La Bomba, and the other is the 601 Natural.
The Natural is our review of the day, and it is a mild connecticut which should not be confused with their 601 Black Label. This connecticut takes on a different flavor profile than it’s Black Label predecessor. With the Natural, it is all about the barnyard. But first let me describe to you the cigar. The Natural has a smooth Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper that only has a few veins running throughout it. Pinching the body confirms a full pack with very few soft spots, and when cut, it reveals a smooth but firm draw. The initial cold draw and inspection of the cigar reveals a strong barnyard aroma.
Lighting the cigar reveals a continuation of the strong hay notes and a cedar profile also begins to emerge. From there the cigar is consistent in its flavor profile, it oscillates between strong hay notes and cedar notes, with an occasional floral note. The burn is consistent and the smoke is voluminous and creamy. The 601 Natural is unique for its strong notes of hay and cedar. To be honest I have often tasted the barnyard and cedar notes, but not to the levels or pronouncement that they find in this cigar, so if you are a fan of those notes, then this cigar is for you!
Strength: Mild-Medium body
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Filler/Binder: Nicaraguan & Ecuadorian